When it comes to celebrating holidays or any major events, we think it’s fair to say Manchester will gladly throw itself full bodied into whatever reason there is to enjoy a fiesta.
And this month another celebration is arriving in the 0161, one not often seen around the North West, but one everybody should be very, very excited about.
The reason for said excitement? PATRÓN Tequila is delivering the greatest Mexican import to Manchester since Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez arrived at Old Trafford in 2010.
Mexico’s historic Día de Muertos celebrations, while not an alternative to Halloween, but rather an honouring of life, will be felt full force across many of the city’s top venues, with PATRÓN Tequila inviting everyone to raise a glass in honour of the living and the dead. From Día de Muertos inspired cocktails to take-overs that bring to life the colourful iconography of the Mexican holiday, the activities will culminate in a kaleidoscopic street parade, featuring the iconic characters of Mexico City’s renowned festivity, outside Oast House on Friday 29th October at 8pm.
Falling on 1st and 2nd November, Día de Muertos stems from the ancient belief that during those days, our deceased loved ones have the divine permission to visit friends and families on earth and spend time together celebrating life. Preparing vibrant and flavoursome offerings (Ofrendas) on altars to welcome their ancestors, Mexicans observe the festivity through food, drinks, and rich symbolism including decorative Cempasúchil flowers (Marigolds), Calaveras (an ornate representation of the human skull) and papel picado (colourful papers).
This year, to mark the occasion in Manchester, PATRÓN Tequila will be bringing together Mexican heritage and a selection of the city’s most notoriously excitable hospitality venues for over a week of get togethers where you can toast this beautiful celebration of life fuelled by Mexico’s most iconic spirit.
Here is where and how you can embrace the Día de Muertos celebrations with PATRÓN, whether it’s around the city or at home.
PATRÓN Día de Muertos cocktail menus, immersive decorations and entertainment at:
The Oast House, Spinningfields: 26th October – 2nd November. The celebration will be brought to life with inspired PATRÓN cocktails & a Día De Muertos parade commencing Friday 29th October 8pm.
The Ivy Spinningfields: 11th October – 7th November. Bringing Día De Muertos colourfully to life, The Ivy has designed a special cocktail list featuring five PATRÓN cocktails.
Ducie Street Warehouse: 30th October – 3rd November. Themed Día de Muertos decor and colours will surround a special cocktail list and an exclusive night in the company of La Danse Macabre DJ on 30th October.
Crazy Pedro’s, Bridge Street and Northern Quarter: 29th October – 2nd November. Immersive décor and a bespoke cocktail menu featuring PATRÓN Silver, PATRÓN Reposado and PATRÓN Añejo to celebrate Día de Muertos. A special Jalisco Disco DJ night will also take place on 30th October.
The Firehouse, Ramona: 26th October – 2nd November. The newest food and drink experience from the Ramona team will be host to immersive decor and themed PATRÓN cocktails.
It’s looking like a very lively week!